TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER


Chapter 14: Public Health Command Region-Pacific

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Mission

We provide scientific expertise and preventive medicine services in the areas of field preventive medicine; Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE); health physics; industrial hygiene; environmental and occupational health; entomology; health promotion and wellness; epidemiology and disease surveillance; and laboratory sciences. We deliver regionally focused support to Pacific combatant commanders, major commands, major subordinate commands and medical treatment facilities.

Environmental Laboratory

Contact............. DSN (315) 263-8428

The laboratory is accredited to ISO 17025 Standard by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).

Analysis of Drinking Water†

Analysis of Wastewater

Analysis of Hazardous (Known) Waste

Analysis of Ambient Air and Air Emissions†

Analysis of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)

Analysis in support of Spill Response and Underground Storage Tanks†

Quality Assurance Assessments

Laboratory Performance Evaluation

Biological warfare agent detection using

R.A.P.I.D. and ECL technology

†Analytical Services supported by the Department of Laboratory Sciences, USAPHC, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

Disease Surveillance Laboratory

Contact............. DSN (315) 263-2748

Vector-borne disease influenza surveillance

Real-time and traditional PCR and ELISA testing

Malaria

Dengue

Japanese Encephalitis

Influenza

Tick-borne diseases

Health Physics/CBRNE Programs

Contact............. DSN (315) 263-4300

Medical and Industrial X-Ray Evaluations

Medical Radiation Safety Program Reviews

Industrial Radiation Program Reviews

Medical Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Explosive (CBRNE) Training and Assessments

Radiation Safety Training

Industrial Hygiene Program

Contact............. DSN (315) 263-8497

Certification of Biological Safety Cabinets

Industrial Hygiene Worksite Safety and Health Hazard Evaluations

Installation Industrial Hygiene Program Review

Work Site Air Hazard Controls Evaluations

Occupational Noise and Air Contaminates Studies

Occupational Safety and Health Worksite Training

Field Preventive Medicine Program

Contact............. DSN (315) 263-5111

Field Preventive Medicine Unit Training

Deployment Occupational and Environmental Health Surveillance (DOEHS) Operational Support and Training

Medical Entomology Program

Contact............. DSN (315) 263-8531

Pest/Pesticide Management, Consultations, and Assessments

Pesticide Applicator Training

Arthropod Identification

Mosquito, Tick, Rodent and Insect
Surveillance

RT-PCR, PCR Diagnostic and ELISA Technology for Detection of Pathogens from Arthropods—Malaria, JEV and Dengue

Education in Entomology and Other Related Topics

Environmental Health Engineering Division

Contact............. DSN (315) 263-8551

Water System Vulnerability Assessments

Potable Water System Performance Evaluation

Wastewater Treatment System Evaluations

Hazardous Waste Management and Spill Prevention Plans

Environmental Compliance Officer Training

Pollution Prevention Opportunity Assessments

Veterinary Services

The U.S. Army Veterinary Corps operates four veterinary medical facilities on Oahu that provide services for pets owned by qualified patrons (DEERS enrollment):

Fort Shafter.................... 433-2271

Schofield Barracks.. 655-5889/5893

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam 449-6481

....................... ext. 100/101/102

MCBH............................. 257-3643

Clinic Hours

Fort Shafter: Weekdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Schofield Barracks: Weekdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Evening Clinic: third Wed., 4-7 p.m.

Joint Base Pearl

Harbor-Hickam: Weekdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

MCBH: Weekdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Please Note:

All clinics are closed after noon on the last day of the month for inventory.

All clinics are also closed on federal holidays and weekends.

Pets

Pets are seen by appointment. Appointment times vary depending on the facility, but most sites offer appointments Mon.-Fri., with occasional evening and weekend appointments offered. Services offered include routine sick-call appointments and well-patient exams with a focus on prevention-medicine and wellness services such as vaccination, fecal testing, heartworm and infectious disease screening, health certificates and microchipping. Most facilities offer laboratory testing and radiology services.

Facilities offer routine surgical (spay, neuter, mass removal) and dental services on a space-available basis.

All services and products are associated with a fee to the pet owner that is due at the time services are provided. Fees are generally significantly lower than those charged by civilian veterinary practices. Due to the limited extent of services and no emergency services, it is recommended that all pet owners have civilian veterinary care options established.

How to Contact PHCR-Pacific:

Official Address:

Department of the Army

PHCR-Pacific

UNIT 45006 (MCHB-AJ)

APO AP 96343-5006

Commercial Address:

228-8920 Kanagawa Ken, Zama Shi

Camp Zama, Japan, Bldg. 715

USAPHC-PAC

ATTN: MCHB-AJ

DSN (315) 263-8447; Fax (315) 263-5295

Commercial: 81-46-407-8447 (International)

Fax: 81-46-407-5295

Post Operator: 046-251-1520 or 1788

DSN 31-263-8447 (within Japan)


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